On Saturday, November 9, 2019 at 2:22:51 AM UTC-6, Alan Grayson wrote: > > > > On Friday, November 8, 2019 at 3:47:15 PM UTC-7, Alan Grayson wrote: >> >> >> https://gizmodo.com/a-round-universe-would-be-bad-news-for-physicists-1839647806 >> >> Personally, FWIW, I don't believe the universe is open. When physicists >> claim it is "flat", they must mean "asymptotically flat", leaving the >> possibility of really being closed. AG >> > > Is it a "crisis" because a closed universe is not expected to be > accelerating in its expansion? AG >
The paper is premised: Current theories of the universe, which describe its age, size, and how it evolves over time, are built around a flat spacetime. Huh? e.g. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Loop_quantum_cosmology @philipthrift -- You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "Everything List" group. To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send an email to everything-list+unsubscr...@googlegroups.com. To view this discussion on the web visit https://groups.google.com/d/msgid/everything-list/4512e08d-694b-4441-a9c3-c97da5584b3b%40googlegroups.com.